As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.


You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Russell J. Sprague
(970) 221-2637

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Russell’s practice focuses on both transactional and litigation matters related to a variety of issues. He has particular emphasis in agricultural issues, but also has a broad practice that serves clients in both agricultural and non-agricultural sectors.  Russell’s transactional practice focuses on business transactions, business organization and structuring, real estate transactions, estate planning and probate and trust administration. His litigation practice focuses primarily on commercial/business issues, real estate, employment, franchise/distribution, and probate litigation.

Admitted to Practice:

United States District Court for the District of Colorado  
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


University of Nebraska, J.D., with highest distinction, 2008
Colorado State University, M.A.
Colorado State University, B.A.

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Law Clerk to Judge William J. Riley, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 
  • Articles Editor, Nebraska Law Review
  • Order of the Coif